Adelaide United and Melbourne Victory draw 1-1 on Saturday. HIGHLIGHTS

ADELAIDE. Adelaide United and Melbourne Victory draw 1-1. C. Goodwin scored the first goal (7') for Adelaide United. N. D'Agostino equalized (49').

Adelaide United and Melbourne Victory draw 1-1 on Saturday. HIGHLIGHTS

ADELAIDE. Adelaide United and Melbourne Victory draw 1-1. C. Goodwin scored the first goal (7′) for Adelaide United. N. D’Agostino made it even (49′). Adelaide United was not able to win even if it was superior in terms of ball possession (56%)

The match was played at the Coopers Stadium stadium in Adelaide on Saturday and it started at 7:15 pm local time. The referee was Shaun Evans with the help of Matthew Cream and Henry Day. The 4th official was Daniel Cook. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was pleasant at 21.2 degrees Celsius or 70.2 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 60%.​

Match Statistics​

  • 56 Ball Possession 44
Shots
  • 12 Total 15
  • 2 On Target 6
  • 10 Off Target 9
  • 2 Shots blocked 1
  • 109 Attack 93
  • 58 Dangerous attack 43
  • 91 Ball safe​ 86
  • 0 Penalties 0
  • 3 Corners 7
Fouls
  • 13 Total 5
  • 5 Yellow Cards 2
  • 0 Double Yellow 0
  • 0 Red Card 0
Other
  • 3 Substitutions 5

Ball possession

Adelaide United had a strong ball possession 56% while Melbourne Victory was struggling with a 44% ball possession.

Attitude and shots

Adelaide United was putting more pressure with 58 dangerous attacks and 12 shots of which 2 were on target. Nevertheless, that was not enough Adelaide United to win the match​.

Adelaide United shot 12 times, 2 on target, 10 off target. On the opposite side, Melbourne Victory shot 15 times, 6 on target, 9 off target.

Cards

Adelaide United received 5 yellow cards (Javi López, Juande Prados, A. Popovic, L. D’Arrigo and Ethan Alagich). On the opposite side, Melbourne Victory received 2 yellow cards (Leigh Broxham and Nick D’Agostino).

Match Timeline

Craig Goodwin(goal)
7'
19'
Leigh Broxham- Yellow
Javier López Rodríguez- Yellow
20'
Juan de Dios Prados López- Yellow
45'
49'
Alexandar Popovic- Yellow
52'
59'
Jay Barnett- sub ->Noah Smith
Louis D'Arrigo- Yellow
60'
Ethan Alagich- sub ->Zach Clough
61'
George Blackwood- sub ->Hiroshi Ibusuki
69'
Nestory Irankunda- sub ->L. D\'Arrigo
69'
72'
Rai- sub ->Leigh Broxham
78'
William Wilson- sub ->Rai Marchán
84'
Lleyton Brooks- sub ->Jake Brimmer
84'
Nishan Velupillay- sub ->Ben Folami
86'
Ethan Alagich- Yellow
90'

Standings

After this contest, Adelaide United will have 16 points to hold in the 6th place. On the opposite side, Melbourne Victory will have 11 points like Western United to move down in the 11th place.

Next matches

In the next match in the A-League, Adelaide United will host Central Coast Mariners on the 29th of April with a 23-22 head to head stats in favor of Adelaide United (5 draws).

Melbourne Victory will host Brisbane Roar on the 29th of April with a 20-19 head to head record in favor of Melbourne Victory (11 draws).

Adelaide United – Formation

Adelaide United
G
J. Gauci 46.Australia
7.1
D
6.9
20'
D
A. Popovic 41.Australia
6.6
52'
D
R. Kitto 7.Australia
7.0
D
P. Madanha 36.Australia
5.8
M
J. Prados López 28.Spain
7.1
45'
M
B. Halloran 26.Australia
6.9
M
Z. Clough 10.England
6.8
61'
M
L. D'Arrigo 6.Australia
6.4
69' 60'
M
C. Goodwin 11.Australia
7.7
Goals7'
F
H. Ibusuki 9.Japan
6.6
69'
Substitutes
G
J. Delianov 1.Australia
D
J. Cavallo 27.Australia
M
E. Alagich 55.Australia
6.8
61' 90'
F
N. Irankunda 66.Australia
6.5
69'
F
G. Blackwood 14.Australia
6.8
69'
F
A. Kasumovic 47.Australia

Adelaide United adopted the 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).

The manager Thomas Veart decided to play with the following team: Joe Gauci (7.1), Panashe Madanha (5.8), Javi López (6.9), Alexandar Popovic (6.6), Ryan Kitto (7.0), Louis D’Arrigo (6.4), Juande Prados (7.1), Ben Halloran (6.9), Zach Clough (6.8), Craig Goodwin (7.7) and Hiroshi Ibusuki (6.6).

The home team had on the bench: James Delianov, Nestory Irankunda (6.5), Ethan Alagich (6.8), Panagiotis Kikianis, Joshua Cavallo, George Blackwood (6.8) and Asad Kasumovic.

Substitutions

Adelaide United made 3 changes: Zach Clough for Ethan Alagich (61′), Hiroshi Ibusuki for George Blackwood (69′) and L. D’Arrigo for N. Irankunda (69′).

Best player: Craig Goodwin​

As per our analysis, the most impressive player for Adelaide United was Craig Goodwin.

His rating is (7.7) with 1 goal, 47 passes (80% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 5 duels out of 11. He performed 5 crosses.

Melbourne Victory – Formation

Melbourne Victory
G
Matt Acton 1.Australia
6.4
D
Matthew Spiranovic 5.Australia
7.1
D
Jason Geria 2.Australia
6.3
D
Matthew Bozinovski 31.Australia
7.4
D
Noah Smith 25.Australia
6.9
59'
M
Leigh Broxham 6.Australia
7.0
72' 19'
M
Joshua Brillante 8.Australia
6.6
M
Jake Brimmer 22.Australia
6.9
84'
M
7.1
M
Ben Folami 11.Australia
7.1
84'
F
Nicholas D'Agostino 18.Australia
7.6
86' Goals49'
Substitutes
G
Ahmad Taleb 30.Australia
M
Jay Barnett 14.Australia
6.8
59'
M
Rai 4.Spain
72'
M
William Wilson 28.Australia
6.9
78'
F
Lleyton Brooks 26.Australia
84'
F
Bruno Fornaroli 10.Uruguay
F
Nishan Velupillay 24.Australia
84'

Also Melbourne Victory adopted the 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).

Tony Popović played with: Matt Acton (6.4), Jason Geria (6.3), Matthew Bozinovski (7.4), Matthew Špiranović (7.1), Noah Smith (6.9), Leigh Broxham (7.0), Joshua Brillante (6.6), Christopher Ikonomidis (7.1), Jake Brimmer (6.9), Ben Folami (7.1) and Nicholas D’Agostino (7.6).

These were the players on the bench: Jay Barnett (6.8), Lleyton Brooks, Bruno Fornaroli Mezza, Rai Marchán, Nishan Velupillay, William Wilson (6.9) and Ahmad Taleb.

Substitutions

Melbourne Victory made 5 changes: Noah Smith for J. Barnett (59′), Leigh Broxham for Rai Marchán (72′), Rai Marchán for Will Wilson (78′), Jake Brimmer for L. Brooks (84′) and Ben Folami for N. Velupillay (84′).

Best player: Nicholas D’Agostino​

The player that probably impressed the most for Melbourne Victory was Nicholas D’Agostino.

His rating is (7.6) with 1 goal, 21 passes (76% accurate) and 2 key passes. He was won 5 duels out of 10.

Results of the day

These are the results of the day in the A-League.​